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college. 53rd meeting in columbus. you can watch the proceedings live from the ohio statehouse senate chamber on c-span 3. we will also be watching what carolina as it's a mature college meets and it is all on our website, c-span.org. other to find out more. james thurber, does anything unexpected happen when the of the torah, as day occurs? was of the voting process in november. our electoral college delegates committed? can anything different happen? guest: yes, something different happened. in 24 states they are required to vote the ticket that they are running on, these electors. so, they cannot be a faithless elector. we had nine cases since 1920 of them. one of them was actually here in washington, d.c., in 2000. she did not vote at all in protest over the fact that washington, d.c., does not have representation in congress. host: if you would like to talk with james thurber about the electoral college, here are the the origins of the electoral college. where did it come from and why do we have the system? guest: it goes right to the founding. the founders wanted to not have the
specific religious group. jews are the least religious. jerry in columbus, ohio. independent caller. you are our last on this. caller: i want to address -- george washington signed an agreement with tripoli, and he said in 1796, we have no problem signing a treaty with the muslims as the government of the united states is not christian. and thomas jefferson wrote the baptist in 18 07 sing "neither picks my pocket or break my leg of my neighbor worships one god or 1000 dogs." people should read james madison written in 1783 and thomas jefferson on religious liberty. jesus christ, when they wanted to make him head of some city there and he left it, he did not want anything to do with politics. the friend of mine said i saw a bumper sticker you would like, jerri -- what it is a, steve? who would jesus bomb. i wish brian lamb would have the jefferson -- jefferson wrote his own new testament and i wish brian lamb would have somebody on it. i never read it but i would like to know what it is about. i appreciate c-span. having wonderful day. host: thanks, jerry. columbus, ohio. we will keep tal
have it fell joining us from columbus, ohio on the independent line. caller: i would like to say i am a professor of history and political science. i would not want to be labor anybody with all of the rhetoric and everything going on now as a look at a superficial level. with the president has to do is keep up with what he has said in his political speeches. he needs to stay strong on that. if he does not, it will impact his entire presidency. people want to turn away and say this will not be difficult. it certainly will be. he needs to stay strong on what he said. other than that, there are so many other issues. what he got elected on this time and what was most present in the populous mind is he needs to stay strong on what he was elected on and what he said he was going to do. host: this is from the facebook page. the question is, what do you think the president pose a number one priority should be. brian is joining us from texas on the republican line. caller: good morning. i am down here in texas and we voted the other way. the number one thing i see is jobs. you have economic gr
the man's hair. the debates were really, really good. item from columbus, ohio, and nobody down here really likes our governor. the debates were really, really good for me then that mr. williams, you have a great christmas. everybody, have a great christmas. they are calling me back upstairs. host: the debate. guest: the debates or the event of this campaign season and i think opened a window in the changing realities in politics in america. during that first debate, there was this incredible phenomenon which was social media was alive. i have been in washington more than 30 years as a political person. i have never had to report on a debate where it was scored instant by instant by the american electorate. usually people watched the debate and have a reaction to what was said on stage, and then the next day there is all this fact checking and people say that is wrong. gerald for talking about no soviet includes in poland -- there are moments like that. but in general, the response is analyzed later. in 2012, the debate was analyzed second by second by people on twitter and blogs. it
in the columbus area and also in cincinnati who were just not having the infrastructure that they claimed. guest: the romney campaign was not able to get operation ohio or anywhere else up and running and that was one of it -- advantage obama had a. ronny only had six months to really prepare. host: oregon, a democrat decline, good morning. guest: were up early on the west coast. caller: i want to know what happened to ann romney. she was much more visible early on. the wives dehumanize a candidate and that was to be her job. dr. the convention, she pretty much vanished. guest: i spoke to a lot of the romney campaign staff about parole in the campaign. what i was told is that there were some ads cut between romney in the general election campaign that she just did not test well with focus groups. they showed it to focus groups of voters and they did not register positive review of those ads. what the ronny people told me was that it was not believable that the spouse of a candidate would be a good test of fire to the candidate because they are not believable. of course his boss is going to say t
that the country seems to long. host: ed is in columbus, ohio. he's talking to us on the democrats line this morning. ed, you're on the "washington journal" with joseph rosenberg, research associate at the tax policy center. caller: thank you, good morning. mr. rosen berg, with the fiscal cliff blooming, do you believe the i.r.s. will be able to calibrate their system at this late of a date and would the debt ceiling debate blooming, could that delay federal refunds? thank you. guest: yes. the question about the i.r.s. is a good one and it is an important one. so it almost is certainly bound to complicate the filing season. i think already the i.r.s. has said that they are -- they have not released updated withholding tables for winner to. -- 2013. what that means is employers will use the withholding tables for federal income tax. but if a deal is made or no deal is made, that's going to have to change and at some point, employers will have to change their federal income tax withholding amount. i mentioned with the alternative minute 34u78 tax, that will -- minimum tax, that will compl
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